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London, we are coming - not yet

written by Frank, on Aug 30, 2007 1:35:00 PM.

My son Sebastian finished primary school with great school grades - six * 1 and a 2 in sport - and is now looking forward to grammar school.

In his last year he took a supplementary English class and he learnt a lot about London and the sightseeings there. I thought giving him the chance to see these in real and visit them is a nice reward.

And so we are now today on our trip to London. But unexpectedly stopped at the airport in Frankfurt/Hahn due to delayed Ryanair flight FR755. Instead of leaving at 11:40 new departure is expected to be around 15:00.

Ryanair is btw not providing any water or food to ease the delay a bit. :-(

Anyway, I hope that we depart really at 15:00 as I have prebooked tickets for Mdm. Toussauds in the late afternoon. We could still manage that if we rush from the airport directly to the wax-museum, leaving our luggage at Liverpool station.

Great start for a leisure trip. ;-)

some minor obstacles on the move to a new dedictated server

written by Frank, on Dec 23, 2006 12:41:00 PM.

A few days ago I had some time to choose a new dedicated server.

There is a more than two years old Celeron 2.40 GHz with half a GB sitting around, which I currently use to host some smaller projects.

After adding Coherence to them - the UPnP A/V framework in Python I’m working on – it became obvious very quickly that this would overheat that little box.

So I decided to move to a new one, which I tried to order this Thursday afternoon. There was the first hiccup, ordering via the web-interface was impossible, as they have already put up the new offers for 2007, with the one I wanted not being available anymore.

So I had to try phone-support, which was very helpful, competent and irritated about the time-warp in the web-interface too. They adviced me to order via fax which I did during the evening. Only a few hours later I got an email, stating that the server is activated and that I should login to the configuration interface with its hostname and the password defined during the order process.

Hmpf, seems I slipped with my fax order through the meshes.

Sure the configuration interface provides a method to generate a new password, but I need the order number -which I wasn’t informed about yet – and an attached domain – which I wasn’t able to do yet – to activate this.

So I had to file a ticket even before I had any chance to touch that new box.

That’s for today on the topic ‘process optimization’.